The Club of Cambodian Journalists has asked the Phnom Penh municipality to stop their
plan to evict street-side newspaper sellers in various areas around the city.
City Hall said it needs to remove the stands in order to maintain public order.
Journalists claim that any attempt to prohibit or curtail the free movement of information
is a violation of Cambodia's freedom of press, which they cite as a "major factor
of democratic principles."
Municipal representative Mann Choeun met with sellers in June 2004 and signed an
agreement in June 2004, saying that City Hall must leave news sellers in their current
locations or relocate them to a suitable spot.